2023 Summer Guide

Farmers markets galore


Looking to get your grocery shopping done while soaking up the sunlight and supporting local farmers and businesses? Visit any of the farmers markets in Greater Lansing, where you’ll find fresh produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, crafts and more. 

A new farmers market, the Westside Lansing Farmers Market, opened in May for residents of the city’s west side. It’s still growing, but it welcomes guests of all ages — and even pets.

“There are no other farmers markets going on in west Lansing at all. We’re hoping to create a sustainable farmers market like Lansing once had in the Lansing City Market,” said Jane Bush, the market’s co-founder. “We just think that having a downtown, viable, sustainable city market is what citizens want. It’s something that’s very local, with high visibility, tons of parking and a lot of room to grow.”

The market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Union Missionary Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It will run until the end of October, offering eggs, pork, lamb, maple syrup, honey, greens, bread, pastries and more.

Bush, who has been involved in Lansing’s farming and food community since she bought her farm in 1987, including assisting in the creation of the Allen Farmers Market and the Market on the Grand in Grand Ledge, hopes the Westside Farmers Market will provide more food security for Lansing residents.

“I sell at the Allen Street market, and there were a lot of food shortages that were going on during COVID. It was really an example of how vulnerable our food system can be to natural or human-made disasters, and to have a local food system that’s more robust and more immediate than the global food system is another way of thinking about food security,” she said. “I know food security is thought of in terms of people not having enough food because of income status, but it really reaches across all socioeconomic factors when stuff happens in the world that’s out of our control. What’s in our control is the local food system, and if we can support local farmers and producers, that’s food security. That’s a sustainable food system.”

The Westside Lansing Farmers Market is sponsored by the Lansing Urban Farm Project, which supports small and urban farms in the Lansing area and integrates food and farming into larger community-building efforts.

The market is growing, and Bush asks any vendors who would like to be involved to email westsidelansingfarmersmarket@gmail.com or call her at 517-231-2240.

“This past Saturday, we had more customers than we had vendors,” Bush said. “It’s a slow grow, but we’re committed to being there.”

Continue reading for a list of additional farmers markets in the area, sorted by opening date.


Allen Farmers Market


Summer season: May 24-Oct. 25

3-7 p.m. Wednesdays

Eastside Lansing Food Co-Op

1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing



Holt Farmers Market


9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays

2150 N. Cedar St., Holt



Meridian Township Farmers Market


8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays

1995 Central Park Drive, Okemos



The Fowler Village Market


Second Tuesday of every month

4-7 p.m.

11135 W. Clinton St., Fowler



Charlotte Artisans & Farmers Market


2-6 p.m. Thursdays

Beach Market

120 W. Lovett St., Charlotte



South Lansing Farmers Market

May 25-Oct. 19

3-7 p.m. Thursdays

Soldan’s Pet Store parking lot

5016 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing



Bath Farmers Market

May 25-Oct. 26

3-7 p.m. Thursdays

James Couzens Memorial Park

13753 Main St., Bath



Stockbridge Open Air Market

May 26-Oct. 13

4-7 p.m. Fridays

Stockbridge Town Square



Market on the Grand

May 27-Sept. 23

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays

Jaycee Park

525 E. River St., Grand Ledge



Eastern Ingham Farmers Market

May 28-Oct. 15

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays

McCormick Park

228 Putnam St., Williamston



Dimondale Farmers Market


3-7 p.m. Thursdays


3-6 p.m. Thursdays

136 N. Bridge St., Dimondale



Old Red Mill Farmers Market

June 3, 17

Every Saturday in July and August

Sept. 2, 16, 30

9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The Red Mill Pavilion 

450 N. Water St., Portland



Eaton Rapids Community Market

June 3-September

9 a.m.-noon Saturdays

120 W. Hamlin St., Eaton Rapids



Laingsburg Farmers Market

June 4-Oct. 1 (outdoor)

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays

Roosevelt Row, Laingsburg

Year-round (indoor)

5-8 p.m. Thursdays

First Congregational Church


401 E. Grand River Road, Laingsburg



East Lansing Farmers Market

June 4-Oct. 29

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays

Valley Court Park

280 Valley Court, East Lansing



Downtown DeWitt Farmers Market

June 6-Oct. 10

4-7 p.m. Tuesdays

North Bridge Street, DeWitt



St. Johns Farmers Market

June 10-Oct. 28

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

100 Maple St., St. Johns



Mason Farmers Market

July 8-Sept. 30

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays

Lee Austin Park

320 W. Ash St., Mason



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